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Men’s & Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 23 This Week in AP

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 25 Wisconsin at Michigan State

Men’s Basketball

The Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team dropped from No. 17 last week to No. 23 this week in the AP poll, while two other Big Ten teams dropped out of the poll. The Spartans also dropped out of the Coaches Poll this week after ranking No. 18 last week, along with two other Big Ten teams.

AP Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Villanova
  4. Texas
  5. Iowa Hawkeyes
  6. Kansas
  7. Creighton
  8. Wisconsin Badgers
  9. Tennessee
  10. Michigan Wolverines
  11. Houston
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini
  13. MIssouri
  14. West Virginia
  15. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  16. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  17. Oregon
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Virginia Tech
    Clemson
  20. Duke
  21. Virginia
  22. Saint Louis
    Michigan State Spartans
  23. Florida State

Others Receiving Votes: Florida 110, Louisville 103, Ohio St. 96, Northwestern 86, Oklahoma St. 68, Arizona 25, Colorado 19, BYU 18, Drake 17, NC State 16, Oklahoma 15, Arkansas 14, Seton Hall 11, UCLA 6, Xavier 5, San Diego St. 4, UConn 4, LSU 3, Boise St. 3, Indiana 2, Alabama 2, Syracuse 1.


USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Villanova
  4. Texas
  5. Creighton
  6. Kansas
  7. Iowa Hawkeyes
  8. Tennessee
  9. Michigan Wolverines
  10. Wisconsin Badgers
  11. Houston
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini
  13. Missouri
  14. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  15. Oregon
  16. West Virginia
  17. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  18. Clemson
  19. Texas Tech
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. Virginia
  22. Florida State
  23. Saint Louis
  24. Duke
  25. Lousiville

Dropped Out: No. 18 Michigan St; No. 20 Xavier; No. 20 Ohio St.; No. 22 Northwestern; No. 23 San Diego St..

Others Receiving Votes: Northwestern 64; Florida 62; Michigan St 59; Ohio St. 58; Oklahoma State 50; UCLA 42; Drake 30; San Diego St. 22; Arkansas 13; NC State 11; Colorado 11; Boise St. 11; Xavier 10; Connecticut 10; Seton Hall 6; Saint Mary’s 5; Oklahoma 3; Tulsa 2; Southern California 2; Colorado St. 2; Alabama 2; Southern Methodist 1; Loyola-Chicago 1.


Women’s Basketball

The Spartan women climbed to No. 23 in the AP Poll this week, up from No. 25 last week. Six total Big Ten programs are ranked in the AP this week.

AP Poll

  1. Stanford
  2. Louisville
  3. Connecticut
  4. NC State
  5. South Carolina
  6. Baylor
  7. Arizona
  8. Texas A&M
  9. UCLA
  10. Kentucky
  11. Oregon
  12. Maryland Terrapins
  13. Arkansas
  14. Mississippi State
  15. Michigan Wolverines
  16. Ohio State Buckeyes
  17. Texas
  18. USF
  19. Indiana Hoosiers
  20. DePaul
  21. Gonzaga
  22. Northwestern Wildcats
  23. Michigan State Spartans
  24. Syracuse
  25. Missouri St.

Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina 32; South Dakota State 27; Georgia 25; Iowa 18; Tennessee 10; Rice 9; Alabama 8; Arizona State 7; Washington St. 3; Iowa State 2; Oregon St. 2.